Here’s a round-up of stuff I’ve been meaning to share…
This great web site contains hundreds of stories from mythologies around the world. From Finnish folk tales to Anderson fairy tales to parables of Buddhism, there’s something for everyone. This would be great to combine with studies of countries or family heritage.
Only 12 percent of Americans are foreign-born, the NFAP report says. Even so, children of immigrants took 70 percent of the finalist slots in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search Competition, an original-research competition for high school seniors.Of the 40 finalists, 28 had parents born in other countries: 16 from China, 10 from India, one from South Korea and one from Iran.“In proportion to their presence in the U.S. population, one would expect only one child of an Indian (or Chinese) immigrant parent every two and a half years to be an Intel Science Search finalist, not 10 in a year,” wrote the report’s author, NFAP director Stuart Anderson.…”Our parents brought us up with love of science as a value,” David Kenneth Tang-Quan, whose parents emigrated from China to California, told Anderson, according to the report.
- Over 4,000 science books now free online
- Bug Bingo to cloud finder wheels: Science and nature fun for June
- Homeschool 101: How should I compile high school transcripts
- A Montessori education for high school years
- A Montessori education for middle school years
And here’s the latest in other subjects…
- 5 Easy all-natural treats to make for kids
- Attachment Parenting your teenager
- Five ways to go green (and save money) in June
- 10 ways to help your child become a healthy eater
- Taking care of yourself as a mother
- 12 Fabulous ways to cook with rhubarb
- Can you grow all the food you need on a quarter acre?
- Review: Herbal Healing for Children
And a little sap…
On the personal front, the baby is now very, very wiggly. He/she doesn’t have a certain time of day or night to bounce around. It seems to be most of the time! Hopefully we’ll get an ultrasound next month and finally get to know whether it’s a girl or boy. I’m so impatient to know.
Victoria is visiting homeschool friends a few hours away this week. I’m impatient for her to come home, even though I’m sure she’s having a blast.
Anna is taking Irish step dancing lessons for a performance she’ll be doing with a small group of girls in the pageant this year. The teachers are local homeschool graduates who taught themselves to do Irish step dancing years ago and have performed all over through the years.
Jack and Alex are currently helping Daddy at the cabin and museum. They’ve been spending much of their time outside and generally end each day covered in mud, sand, scrapes and who knows what else. I do like summer!